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Recruitment

Join our excellent team here at QM!

Positions Vacant

Chief Windsurf and/or Lead Instructor*

*dependant on applicants experience and qualifications

Both Vacancies Closing date: 25th April

CHIEF WINDSURF INSTRUCTOR (full time/seasonal) with Queen Mary Sailing Club**

**2021 season till November. Possibility of extending to full time permanent on review.

£20000-25000

Immediate start

QMSC is a large, active RYA Affiliated Sailing Club and RYA Recognised Training School offering club racing, open events, club activities and RYA tuition in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating throughout the year.

We are looking for an experienced RYA Senior Windsurf Instructor to take the Chief Windsurf Instructor role. We need an experienced instructor with strong leadership skills. The role requires a flexible approach with the successful candidate working a 35hr contract over weekends, evenings and bank holidays as required. Typical working week Wednesday – Sunday.

Experience and Qualifications:

Essential:

  • RYA Senior Windsurf Instructor with valid First Aid certificate
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working in a RTC as an active SI
  • RYA Intermediate Instructor (if non-planing then must have Advanced personal skill level with waterstarts and carve gybe clinics and be ready to pass planning instructor part of course)

Desirable:

  • Dinghy Instructor
  • Advanced Windsurf Instructor
  • RYA Foiling Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • Experience in providing safety cover for racing events
  • Fibre glass repairs
  • BSUPA or BCU qualifications

Duties include:

    Overseeing daily operations of the centre as the Duty Officer
    Deputising for the Principal in their absence
    Taking a leading role in staff development
    Working as part of a team to provide an enjoyable and safe environment for students and members of all ages and abilities
    Delivery of RYA courses within the National & Youth Schemes
    Assisting in ensuring all teaching complies with the RYA curriculum
    Managing maintenance of the training fleet to include all spares
    Buying and selling of training kit
    Training Volunteers & Assistant Instructors
    Providing on water safety for recreational & racing activities
    Powerboat training – staff and volunteer skill development

Additional training is available for the candidate in kayaking, SUPing, raft building. We also support all staff in skill development with subsidised/funded endorsements and instructor qualifications.

Please note the contract of employment is subject to passing an Enhanced DBS child workforce check and satisfactory references.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Paul Adams: sailing.principal@queenmary.org.uk

And/Or:

Lead Instructor (Full time/Seasonal)**

**2021 season till November. Possibility of extending to full time permanent on review.

£19,000-£22,000

Immediate start

We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate individual with a real drive for staff mentoring and leadership.

QMSC is a large, active RYA Affiliated Sailing Club and RYA Recognised Training School offering club racing, open events, club activities and RYA tuition in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating throughout the year.

We are looking for a RYA Senior Instructor to take a Lead Instructor role. The role requires a flexible approach with the successful candidate working a minimum of 35hr contract over weekends, evenings and bank holidays as required. Typical working week Wednesday – Sunday.

Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • RYA Senior Instructor with valid FA certificate
  • Minimum of 1 years experience working in a RTC as an active SI

Desirable

  • Windsurf/Dinghy Instructor (opposite to SI qualification)
  • Multihull/Racing/Advanced/Keelboat Instructor endorsements
  • Start/Intermediate/Advanced Windsurf Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • Good racing knowledge
  • Experience in providing safety cover for racing events
  • Gel coat/Fibre glass repair

Please note the contract of employment is subject to passing an Enhanced DBS child workforce check.

Duties include:

  • Working as part of a team to provide an enjoyable and safe environment for students and members of all ages and abilities
  • Delivery of RYA courses within the National & Youth Schemes
  • Assisting in ensuring all teaching complies with the RYA curriculum through session evaluations and ongoing observations
  • Assisting in the management of maintaining the training fleet
  • Assisting in staff development in a mentoring and lead role
  • Training volunteers & Assistant Instructors
  • Providing on water safety for recreational & racing activities
  • Maintenance of kit & grounds

Depending on previous experience and/or qualifications held, there is the potential to take a more prominent lead in various aspects of the centre:

  • Youth development
  • Powerboat training – staff and volunteer skill development
  • Overseeing Junior Holiday Courses – up to 110 students and 25+ staff
  • Advanced coaching
  • Buying and selling of training kit
  • Keelboat training

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Paul Adams: sailing.principal@queenmary.org.uk

 

Full Time Instructor (March-Nov contract) *dependant on Gov restrictions

QMSC is a large, active RYA Affiliated Sailing Club and RYA Recognised Training School offering club racing, open events, club activities and RYA tuition in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating throughout the year.

  • Part Season Contracts (i.e. June-Sept)
  • Part Time Instructors (zero hour countract)
  • The QM Traineeship - Follow this link

We are always looking for dynamic new instructors for our team at QM to provide dinghy, windsurf and powerboat tuition to both the public and sailing club members. If you'd like to be part of our team of instructors at Queen Mary please send a relevant CV and brief covering letter outlining your availability to Paul Adams:sailing.principal@queenmary.org.uk

Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructors: (Seasonal Full Time)*dependant on Gov restrictions

March-November (with shorter contracts available: see below for more details)

Positions available;

  • Flexi-Contract - E.g. June-Sept
  • Zero-hour contract (part-time/occasional)

As a member of our team you’ll provide a safe and fun environment whilst teaching a full range of youth and adult courses according to your quailfications and experience. QM offers sessions to groups, schools, corporate bodies, and private one-to-ones.

Key Activities
  • To organise and manage the safe delivery of the Queen Mary SC courses inline with NGB and centre guidelines
  • Attend (where appropriate) in-house training to deliver sit on-top kayaking, raft building, stand-up paddleboarding and water/land based team building games
  • Assist in the safety provisions for Club & Open racing
  • Provide ongoing maintenance to the Training School kit
  • To deal with and report accidents, incidents, maintenance issues and potential health hazards
  • Ensure appropriate safety is delivered in accordance with the Club Safety Policy at all times that the water is open
  • Set a high standard of customer service and monitor formally and informally
  • To carry out any reasonable request made by line manager or the IC (person incharge)
Qualifications
  • Instructor/Senior Instructor (RYA Sailing/Windsurfing)
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA First Aid
Role Specifics
  • 35hrs/week (to include weekends, evenings & BHs)
  • Guaranteed contract starting anytime from March-July up until September-November
  • Competitive salary
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Comprehensive training & induction programme including opportunities to up-skill with professional qualifications
  • Access to our full range of kit (over 60 boats and 50 windsurf boards) in personal time
  • Full & varied role!
How to apply

Please send a relevant CV and brief covering letter outlining your availability to Paul Adams: <ahref="mailto:sailing.principal@queenmary.org.uk">sailing.principal@queenmary.org.uk

Please note all positions are subject to satisfactory reference & DBS checks.

Instructor: Dinghy, Windsurf, Powerboat (Part Time)

We are continually seeking qualified RYA Instructors to come work at QM on zero-hour contracted or a freelance basis, helping us to deliver courses & tuition at weekends, mid-week and through the summer holidays.

As a member of our team you can teach a full range of youth and adult courses. We offer sessions to groups, schools, corporate bodies, and private one-to-one tuition.

Purpose of Role

To organise and manage the delivery of Sailing/Windsurfing/Powerboating tuition and all activities as qualified at Queen Mary Sailing Club.

Key Activities
  • To provide tuition inline with NGB & centre guidelines
  • To ensure students are learning in a fun and safe environment
  • To deal with and report accidents, incidents, maintenance issues and potential health hazards
  • Provide ongoing maintenance to the Training School kit
  • Ensure appropriate safety is delivered in accordance with the Club Safety Policy at all times that the water is open
  • Set a high standard of customer service and monitor formally and informally
  • To carry out any reasonable request made by line manager or the IC (person incharge)
Qualifications
  • Instructor / Senior Instructor: RYA Sailing / Windsurfing / Powerboat
  • Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA First Aid
Role Specifics
  • Adhoc work in the main is available at weekends from March through to November, midweek through the holiday period.  However we do have the need for Instructors all year round both midweek & weekends!
  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Annual holiday entitlement (pro-rata & paid every 6 months according to hours worked)
  • Comprehensive training & induction programme including opportunities to up-skill with professional qualifications
  • Access to our full range of kit (over 60 boats and 50 windsurf boards) in personal time
  • Full & varied role!
How to apply

Please send a relevant CV and brief covering letter outlining your availability to Paul Adams:sailing.principal@queenmary.org.uk

Please note all positions are subject to satisfactory reference & DBS checks.